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Going To This Type Of College Won't Help You Get Hired

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2014 | College

A new study comparing graduates of for-profit colleges with those of cheaper community colleges found attending a school like the University of Phoeni...

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

When Your HS Graduates Choose Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Isa Adney

It scares me how much the negative stereotypes of community colleges have crept into the national psyche. Because they creep into community college students' psyches as well and make them feel unworthy of success before they've even begun.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

A Two-Year Career Path

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Community colleges are uniquely suited to working with local businesses and other enterprises to determine precisely what training and skills are needed in a local area.

The Common Core

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

There are a LOT of great teachers and administrators who really care about the education of our children. I believe that if we asked those teachers how to improve education, we would get very good answers

States Investigate Extreme Measures to Increase College Accessibility

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

While we may not be able to fix problems at the state level, we can help future generations make wise decisions, enabling them to achieve their educational goals while taking on minimal debt.

States Consider Offering Free Community College

Stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Community College Pays Off Too

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

For every dollar a student spends on community college, they can expect a cumulative $4.80 back in higher future wages, according to a recent report. ...

The Biggest Mistakes Transfer Students Make

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

It's far too easy to miss a deadline or to forget to send a document, causing you to lose your spot at your dream school. The following tips can help students to avoid transfer credit fails, financial aid missteps, and new-school shell shock.

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

California Dreamers: Education for All

Sonya Christian | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Sonya Christian

Recently, I had lunch with the past president of the Bakersfield College student body, Danitza Romo. She was first in her family to go to college, as well as an undocumented immigrant in California who has tapped into the benefits of the DREAM Act.

Why Is One Commission Trying to Close California's Largest Public College?

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaborati...

It's a Matter of Trust

Bruce Leslie | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Bruce Leslie

Public higher education must operate as a business and it is time to accept the responsibility to lead our colleges effectively, efficiently, and relevantly.

Community Colleges: Beating the Competition

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

We're a country that prides itself on winning, whether we're racking up Olympics medals or economic success stories. Unfortunately, the U.S. no longer ranks at the top in a key area: degree attainment.

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.

The Coming Community College Leadership Exodus

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lee D. Lambert

Six leading community college organizations have joined forces to address an important yet little-known challenge facing community colleges across the U.S.: the impending departure of hundreds of presidents.

Going Beyond the Headline

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

While having a society that is happy to blindly draw conclusions based upon short sound bites is politically advantageous, it may not be the society we want.

7 Reasons Why Community College Is Awesome

| Posted 10.21.2013 | Teen

By Alicia Thomas Chances are, you didn’t grow up wearing T-shirts and hats adorned with the mascot or logo of your local community college. Most ...

The Problem With Being a Transfer Student

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Nearly 50 percent of the students enrolled in America attend community colleges. Isn't it time that somebody thought about how best to prepare these students to meet their goals and workforce needs? Perhaps we should begin first by asking the students what they need most.

Above And Beyond: Raising Retention And Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Dr. Diane B. Call | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Diane B. Call

Community colleges are a gateway for non-traditional students; many of whom face a diverse set of challenges, and are obliged to balance their studies with the demands of work and family. To help these students maintain momentum, an atmosphere must be established that draws personalized services closer to academic objectives.

An Adjunct's Odyssey

Andrew Cotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrew Cotto

What does it say about higher education when many of its most accomplished products who, in turn, choose to serve its mission as instructors, are not deemed worthy of a decent wage?

Opening Doors

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Lee D. Lambert

It is essential for adult education and community colleges to partner to provide clear articulation paths, and for adult education courses to prepare students for college or careers without the need for remediation.

Imagine a Community Without FM

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dustin Swanger

As we welcome the incoming class this fall, we recognize that it is Fulton-Montgomery Community College's 50th incoming class. For five decades, FM has been a part of the fabric of the Fulton and Montgomery County Region.